CHICAGO — JVS Chicago''s Youth Environmental Services (YES) custodial training program has received a Best Practice Initiatives Award from the Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Association of Parents and Staff, according to a press release.
The Best Practice Initiatives Awards are designed to showcase outstanding programs promoting understanding and inclusion of children with special needs throughout NSSED member districts, the release stated.
According to the release, one goal of the awards program is to share innovative and effective practices that are being implemented in local districts in order for other districts to replicate the same success in their schools.
"The partnership between NSSED, School District 28 and the Workforce Board of Northern Cook County, has created the appropriate support and training necessary for young adults with disabilities to succeed in life," said Eric Kramp, assistant program director of community-based services at JVS.
Since the program''s inception, 18 students have graduated from the YES program and have received not only transferable job skills, but have also developed a sense of commitment to their job, the release noted.
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